Board Members

Board


The Douglas County Education Foundation is governed by a group of volunteer board members  who are diligent in both operating the organization and administering its funds. The board leads by example - consistently having 100% participation in giving and/or soliciting donations. We are grateful for these community leaders who give generously of their time, talent, and treasures.

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Current Officers:
Rocky Clay, Chair
Tonya Jackson, Vice-Chair
Athena Bryant, Treasurer
Kim Fletcher, Secretary

Meet our board and read their testimonials!

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Athena Bryant
"I am proud to serve on the Douglas County Education Foundation Board with other committed individuals who support our mission. I know that our work is making a difference, and I am honored to be a part of it."
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Assistant Vice President/Market Manager
Synovus Bank 
Chapel Hill Branch

Board Treasurer
Classroom Impact Grant Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2022

Rocky Clay
"The reason I am on the Douglas County Education Foundation Board is to serve our teachers, students, and Douglas County Community.  By working with this great group, I am able to get a better understanding of what is needed by our local teachers and students to help them be the best that they can be."

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Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Board Chair
Scholarship Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2022

KC Emberson
"Working with children holds a special place in my heart. I strongly believe in supporting our public school system and am passionate about the success of all Douglas County students."
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Owner/President
Dance Academy West, Inc.
Scholarship Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2021

Wes Farnan
"The Douglas County Education Foundation is a wonderful organization that exists to help the students and teachers of our county. It is a privilege and honor to serve on the board and to give back to the school system that I grew up in.  Serving on the board has been a great way to cultivate skill sets, expand my network of peers, and develop a leadership role in the community."

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Marketing Manager
Southern A & E, LLC
Classroom Impact Grant Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2021

Kim Fletcher
"I am excited to serve on the Douglas County Education Foundation board! I believe education is important in many ways. Not only is it important for the students but for the employees as well. I am so thankful for the opportunity to help Douglas County students and teachers have a great school experience."
Kim Fletcher
Business Development Officer
Members First Credit Union
Board Secretary
Term Ends: 6/30/2022


Sherry Gamel
"I grew up in Douglas County and recently retired after 35 years with the Douglas County School System. During my career, I was passionate about helping ALL students succeed and providing teachers with encouragement and support. My passion for helping students and teacher continues during retirement!  I am honored and humbled to serve on the Douglas County Education Foundation Board. I consider it a privilege and look forward to supporting, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding excellence demonstrated by the students and teachers of the Douglas County School System."
Sherry Gamel
Educator, Retired
Douglas County School System
Term Ends: 6/30/2022


Tonya Jackson

"To enhance and expand the learning opportunities for students and teachers of DCSS is a privilege and pure joy!"

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Marketing Director
RA-LIN

Board Vice-Chair
Chair, Classroom Impact Grant Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2021


Sherry McKinley
"Having taught in the Douglas County School System for 34 years, I know firsthand the needs of a classroom teacher. I feel it is important that all Douglas County children have every opportunity to learn using a variety of exciting, innovating techniques. Providing Classroom Impact Grants to teachers is one way to accomplish that goal!"

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Educator, Retired
Douglas County School System

Classroom Impact Grant Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2021

Deanna Morrow
"Education lays the groundwork for all we do in life. In my career, it has been a joy and privilege to work with the students and teachers in Douglas County. I am excited to serve on the Douglas County Education Foundation Board, working to create a brighter future for our school system. Providing innovative programs for teachers in their classrooms and making educational opportunities a reality for our students creates a strong pathway to achievement that truly makes a difference in their lives."

Deanna Morrow Photo
Retired, Media Specialist
Douglas County School System
Scholarship Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2022

 

 

Vonda Thorpe
"I have a passion for the success of our young people. Teaching them to make wise and sound decisions and giving them the tools to help them is one of my missions. It is an honor to serve on this board and enrich the lives of our students and teachers."

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Owner/Event Manager
Royal Accents LLC

Scholarship Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2022


Genny Williams

"As a resident of Douglas County and the mom of two Douglas County Public School System students, I want to do everything I can to ensure our students thrive. Serving on this board with my distinguished colleagues will help to ensure that every school system student has the tools and opportunities for success."

Genese Williams Photo 
Director of Finance & Administration
ALL N ONE Security Services, Inc.

Classroom Impact Grant Committee
Term Ends: 6/30/2022

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Nell Boggs
"I am honored to serve as Superintendent North's representative on the Douglas County Education Foundation Board. I can't think of a more important mission than supporting our teachers in their important work and providing scholarships to our deserving seniors."
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Executive Director of Communications
Douglas County School System
DCEF Ex Officio Member/Superintendent's Representative

Trent North
"I am very grateful for the work of the foundation board on behalf of the school system. These leaders share a passion for having the best school system in the state. Together, we are setting ‚ÄčThe Standard of Excellence."
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Superintendent
Douglas County School System

DCEF Ex Officio Member

Tracy Rookard
“I applaud the Douglas County Education Foundation Board for their efforts raising funds from the private sector, managing the funds, and awarding funding to our teachers and students. The foundation’s work is a wonderful complement to our district and state funding. With the foundation’s support, we are better positioned to be a school system of choice.”
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Chair of the Board
Douglas County Board of Education
DCEF Ex Officio Member

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Angelia O'Neal
"I am very excited to join the foundation as executive director. I look forward to assisting the board with its mission, further supporting our students and teachers and building increased awareness of the foundation."
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Executive Director
Douglas County Education Foundation
770-651-2111
angelia.oneal@dcssga.org
9030 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA  30134
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Terry Baggett
Board Member Emeritus

Tim Williams
Board Member Emeritus

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